Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christmas ornaments and decorations, project two

Hi all,
Today's project is a simple porcelain ornament.  When you are working on this surface you must use stazon ink.  Dye based ink will never stick/dry and I have not tried embossing on them so I cannot advise you to try craft ink (wonder if the heat would harm the surface?   Might have to give that a test try.)
We used the stamp set "The Sounding Joy" in Azure Stazon ink.  SU doesn't carry this color any longer but of course I still have lots of retired items and the various stazon ink pads are among them.  Here is the front:

and here is the back.

The edges of the ornament are done in silver paint pen.  The paint pen is also not a SU product but it really sets off this project to a "T".  Love it!!  Of course, when you stamp with stazon, you have to wait for one side to dry thoroughly before you turn it over to do the other side, but if you need many gifts - for a group of friends, coworkers, choir members, club members, this is a great gift.  Just stamp all of the stars on one side and leave them to dry.  Come back the next night and stamp all of them on the other side.  Ta da!  Here's a helpful hint - if you make a mess of the stamping, just take a paper towel with stazon cleaner on it and wipe off the ink.  You can spot clean by putting a little cleaner on a q-tip and remove the little spot.  Just make sure all of the cleaner is removed before you try to stamp again.
I have another one for you to see tomorrow!!
Let me remind you that you need to contact me PDQ if you are planning on coming to the stampin session on Sunday, October 30...we'll be doing thanksgiving projects.

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